Monday, June 18, 2018

CFP: Chapman Law Review 2019 issue on "The Commerce Clause and the Global Economy"


Invitation to Submit Articles for

Chapman Law Review's 2019 Issue provisionally entitled

“The Commerce Clause and the Global Economy

Chapman Law Review is pleased to invite article submissions on the theme: “The Commerce Clause and theGlobal Economy.” Publications will appear in a symposium edition, and authors will receive an honorarium.

With the growth of online retailers and the rise of the global marketplace, federal and state governments have beencharged with the task of navigating the waters of the global economy and its inevitable collision with the CommerceClause. In June, the United States Supreme Court is expected to render a decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., inwhich South Dakota has asked the Court to reconsider its ruling in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota and allow states to requireout-of-state retailers that do not have a physical presence in the state to collect local sales taxes from their customers.Regardless of the outcome, this case has opened up a series of questions about the scope of the Commerce Clause in anincreasingly global economy—specifically the ability of state and local governments to regulate global economic actorsin order to protect communities against the adverse effects of globalization.

Article submissions may cover topics about aspects of the Commerce Clause and the Global Market, including (but notlimited to):

  • South Dakota v. Wayfair, and its overarching implications,
  • Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, and its survival or demise,
  • State and local government’s ability to regulate global economic actors, for example:
    • Should cities be able to ban big-box stores to protect local retailers?
    • Should cities be able to give hiring preferences to local residents?
    • Should states be able to ban the importation of products that will compete with locally produced goods?

Chapman Law Review has dedicated its written symposium issue to these timely questions. We are open to submissionswith other perspectives as well, related to this general topic. Chapman Law Review would be honored to publish yourwork.

Submission Information:

We are looking for papers at a minimum of 20 pages (with a suggested length of 25 pages). If you would like to apply toparticipate in the Symposium, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words by June 30, 2018, to Carlos Bacio.A flexible deadline for the completed paper will be on August 27, 2018. The Chapman Law Review will be offering anhonorarium to authors who choose to write for the 2018 journal.

Although there is not a live symposium attached to this themed Issue, papers can resemble what one might submit for asymposium, and the Issue will be identified as a themed issue so that you may also designate it as such, if you wouldlike. Papers selected for this issue will be published in a special issue of the Chapman Law Review in approximatelyMarch 2019.

Thank you and we look forward to receiving your submission.

If you have questions, please contact Carlos Bacio, Senior Articles Editor, at

June 18, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Annual housing report shows divergence in wages and housing rents across the country

The National Low Income Housing Coalition's annual report, Out of Reach, presents some staggering data about how housing rental prices are diverging radically from wages, not just in big coastal cities, but all across the country.  Here is a part of the intro:

The 2018 national Housing Wage is $22.10 for a modest two-bedroom rental home and $17.90 for a modest one-bedroom rental home. Among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the two-bedroom Housing Wage ranges from $13.84 in Arkansas to $36.13 in Hawaii. The five metropolitan areas with the highest two-bedroom Housing Wages are Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($38.19), Honolulu, HI ($39.06), Oakland-Fremont, CA ($44.79), San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($48.50), and San Francisco, CA ($60.02).

A full-time worker earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 needs to work approximately 122 hours per week for all 52 weeks of the year, or approximately three full-time jobs, to afford a two-bedroom rental home at the national average fair market rent. The same worker needs to work 99 hours per week for all 52 weeks of the year, or approximately two and a half full-time jobs, to afford a one- bedroom home at the national average fair market rent.

In no state, metropolitan area, or county can a worker earning the federal minimum wage or prevailing state minimum wage afford a two-bedroom rental home at fair market rent by working a standard 40-hour week. In only 22 counties out of more than 3,000 counties nationwide can a full-time minimum- wage worker afford a one-bedroom rental home at fair market rent. These 22 counties are all located in states with a minimum wage higher than $7.25. Higher minimum wages are important, but they are not the silver-bullet solution for housing affordability. Thirty-eight local jurisdictions have their own minimum wages higher than the state or federal minimum-wage, but all fall short of the local one-bedroom Housing Wage

June 14, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

CFP: ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law seeking articles

From Tim Iglesias...

ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law 

Call for Papers

Abstracts due August 1, 2018

Drafts due October 1, 2018

The Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law (the Journal) invites articles and essays exploring any of the Journal’s traditional themes: affordable housing, fair housing and community/economic development. Topics could include important developments in the field; federal, state, local and/or private funding sources; statutes, policies or regulations; and empirical studies. Articles and essays could analyze new issues, tell success stories and draw lessons, or explore problems and propose legal and policy recommendations. The Journal welcomes essays (typically 2,500–6,200 words) or articles (typically 7,000-10,000 words). 

The Journal is the nation’s only law journal dedicated to affordable housing and community development law.  The Journal educates readers and provides a forum for discussion and resolution of problems in these fields by publishing articles from distinguished law professors, policy advocates and practitioners.

Interested authors are encouraged to send an abstract describing their proposals to the Journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Tim Iglesias, at by August 1, 2018. Submissions of final articles and essays are due by October 1, 2018.The Journal also accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Please do not hesitate to contact the Editor with any questions.

June 5, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)